Mobile Devices Usage Figures

Data from the GSM Association (GSMA), showed that 16 million people in the UK accessed the internet from their mobile phones in December 2009.

Together, they viewed a total of 6.7 billion pages and spent more than 4.8 billion minutes (60 million hours) online during the month.

The figures go to support our earlier feature that business in the UK cannot afford to ignore the mobile device user if they want their website to be successful.

So which websites were the most popular?

Facebook dominated the statistics, racking up the most unique visitors (5 million), the most number of pages viewed (2.6 million) and the most time spent on the site.

Google sites were second in the list with around with 4.57 million unique users.

Others sites that appeared in the top ten – which accounted for 70% of usage – included Yahoo, eBay and Microsoft.

The December 2009 top ten:

  1. Facebook; 2.2bn minutes
  2. Google sites; 395m minutes
  3. Microsoft sites; 165m minutes
  4. Orange sites; 138m minutes
  5. AOL (and Bebo); 106m minutes
  6. Apple; 104m minutes
  7. Vodafone; 89m minutes
  8. BBC sites; 83m minutes
  9. Flirtomatic; 54m minutes
  10. Yahoo sites; 48m minutes
Source: GSMA/Comscore